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America in Black and White By Arne De Winde

America in Black and White by Arne De Winde

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The rediscovery of the stunning work by an American top photographer, whose pictures appeared on the covers of magazines like Time, Life and Sports Illustrated.

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America in Black and White by Arne De Winde

This book reveals the stunning early work of John G. Zimmerman (1927-2002), a true icon of American photography. His massive oeuvre gives a unique panorama of American life and culture in the second half of the twentieth century. This publication presents a selection of black-and-white pictures, shot between 1950 and 1978, which show the rough and uncut visual ingenuity of Zimmerman. Zimmerman was a man of many facets and his pictures cover a diversity of subjects, ranging from sports, fashion, arts and architecture to politics and the Jim Crow South of the 1950s. From producing whimsical ads to covering exclusive stories for mainstream magazines such as Life, Time, Sports Illustrated and Paris Match, from photographing the Beatles to shooting the disastrous fire at a General Motors plant...Zimmerman could do it all and did it - always pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium. In his endless search for a new visual language and the essence of movement, he created whatever he needed to make the seemingly impossible possible. John G. Zimmerman was a refined chronicler, who wanted to depict every sphere of society, but above all wanted to see, to see more, to see it all.

America in Black and White Reviews

As creatively innovative as John Zimmerman was with a camera, this marvelous book shows that the people John photographed then (1950-1975) still possess the same relevance and humanity that we see in the faces of the world today. -- Frank Deford, writer and NPR commentator Every photographer I knew aspired to be John Zimmerman. It was that simple. He was as good as there has ever been. Photojournalism at its very best. -- Neil Leifer, photojournalist and filmmaker John G. Zimmerman was a brilliant photographer and a technical genius. But that's not always what makes a photograph unique; it's always the light, the photographer's eye, and the heart. John felt the soul of the people, their joy, their pain, their style, and their right to be treated properly. That's all you can ask, to treat people with respect. John was a master of that, and of the photographic moment. -- Walter Iooss, Sports Illustrated photographer Now, more than ever, showing what it means to be an American, is critical. Words can be labels; John G. Zimmerman's photographs are lives. His pictures highlight the aspirations of Americans, showing unifying goals and a belief in American democracy that transcends race, religion, economic status and country of origin. His black and white photographs show that America is not black and white, but nuanced, complex and rich in the diversity of its people. -- Gail Buckland, professor, author, and curator John G. Zimmerman passed away in 2002, but he left behind a masterfully photographed chronicle of 20th century American life. Carmel Magazine

Table of Contents

To See it All - Arne De Winde; John G. Zimmerman: a New Reputation From an Established Career - Francis Hodgson; Americanicity - Oliver Kohns; American Rust - Daniel Pena; Selected Photographs of John G. Zimmerman; Timeline.

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NPB9789492081766
9789492081766
9492081768
America in Black and White by Arne De Winde
New
Hardback
Cannibal/Hannibal Publishers
2016-11-23
180
N/A
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